Special Session MLIS Course Rotations

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The SJSU School of Information will try to follow the proposed course rotations outlined below. However, actual schedules are subject to change and dependent on enrollment trends and budget. Classes may be offered in variable units (one unit, or two units or three units).

Be sure each semester to check out MARA course offerings. MLIS students can also take MARA courses. You do not need to meet MARA prerequisites.

Fall

Spring

Summer

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202
203
204
210
220 (topic)
221
232
233
234
240
244
246 (topic)
247
248
250
254
256
259
260A
261A
265
266
267 (topic)
269
275
281 (topic)
282 (topic)
283
284 (topic)
285 (topic)
287 (topic)
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294
295
298
299

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202
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210
220 (topic)
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246 (topic)
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259
260A
261A
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267 (topic)
275
281 (topic)
282 (topic)
284 (topic)
285 (topic)
287 (topic)
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200
202
204
210
220 (topic)
231
237
240
244
246 (topic)
248
250
256
260A
261A
265
266
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281 (topic)
282 (topic)
284 (topic)
285 (topic)
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287 (topic)
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Topics by Course and Semester

INFO 220

INFO 220 focuses on resources for specific user groups as well as subject resources. Classes may be offered in variable units (one unit, or two units or three units).  We will try to be responsive to a changing information landscape.  

  • Over Fall and Spring
    • Digital Humanities (every Fall)
    • Data Services in Libraries*
    • Legal Resources (every Spring)
    • LGBTIQ*
    • Maps and GIS (every Spring)
    • Medical (every Fall)
    • Music*
    • Readers Advisory Genres and Techniques (every Fall)
    • Psychology of the Information User*
  • Summer:
    • Data Services in Libraries
    • Film and Media
    • Genealogy

*at least once every two years

INFO 246

  • Fall:
    • Big Data Analytics and Management
    • PHP/MySQL
    • Web Frameworks
    • Python
    • Text/Data Mining
    • XML and XSLT
  • Spring:
    • Drupal and Content Management Systems
    • Information Architecture
    • Information Visualization
    • JavaScript/jQuery
    • APIs
    • Python
  • Summer:
    • MySQL in Depth
    • Web 2.0 and Social Media
    • Workflow Assessment and Design in Collaboration with Technology Teams

INFO 267

  • Fall 
    • Controversial Literature (typically within a 2 year cycle)
  • Spring:
    • Intellectual Freedom and Youth (every Spring)

INFO 281

Topics will vary and will be responsive to a changing information landscape but will be drawn from the following. Classes may be offered in variable units (one unit, or two units or three units). We will try to be responsive to a changing information landscape. 

  • Book Talking and Book Trailering (every summer)
  • Community Partnerships (each summer)
  • Crisis/Disaster Health Informatics (each Fall)
  • Digital Copyright (once a year)
  • Examination of Global Library Issues Using Project-based Learning (each Summer)
  • Exploring the Digital Content Lifecycle (every Fall)
  • Emerging Technologies and the Impact on the Information Experience (every Fall)
  • Globalization and Information (each Spring)
  • Graphic Novels (each summer)
  • Indigenous Librarianship (each Spring)
  • Information Ethics (at least once every two years)
  • Information Privacy (at least once every two years)
  • Information Secrecy (every two years)
  • International Librarianship (each Fall)
  • Metadata (every Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • Scholarly Communication and Publishing: Access, Intellectual Property, and Impact (every summer)

INFO 282

Topics will vary and will be responsive to a changing information landscape but will be drawn from the following. Classes may be offered in variable units (one unit, or two units or three units). We will try to be responsive to a changing information landscape. 

  • Digital Assets Management (each Fall and Spring)
  • The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends (each Spring)
  • Financial Management*
  • Grant Writing (each Fall and Spring)
  • Human Relations Management*
  • Leadership (each Spring)
  • Political Advocacy (each Spring)
  • Project Management (each Fall and Spring)
  • Social Crisis Management: The Emerging Role of the Information Professional (twice a year)
  • Using Social Media for Competitive and Company Research*

*at least once every two years

INFO 284

  • Fall:
    • Electronic Records (offered via MARA 211)
    • Tools, Services, and Methodologies for Digital Curation 
  • Spring:
    • Digital Curation
    • Digitization and Digital Preservation
    • EAD
    • Electron Records (offered via MARA 210)
    • History of Books
    • History of Libraries in the US
  • Summer:
    • Genealogy
    • Medieval Manuscripts: Genres rotating with Incunabula (Early Printed Books)
    • Photographic Preservation

We may also offer other INFO 284 topics (e.g. Curating Exhibitions from Archival Collections,  Oral History, Special Collections). Also see MARA  284 classes -up to 9 units can be counted towards the MLIS.

INFO 285

We will offer a variety of foci -selected from: 

  • Action research
  • Evaluating services and programs
  • General Overview of Research Methodologies
  • Historical research
  • Survey Research or Academic Library Research

INFO 287

Topics will vary and will be responsive to a changing information landscape. Classes may be offered in variable units (one unit, or two units or three units).

  • Augmented Virtual Reality (every summer)
  • Cybersecurity (every Fall and Summer)
  • Design Thinking (every Fall)
  • Digital Libraries (every summer)
  • Evidence Based Practice (at least once a year)
  • Gamifying Information*
  • Hyperlinked Library (every Fall)
  • Innovation and Participatory Practice in Libraries (to include Maker Spaces) (at least once a year)
  • Institutional Repositories and Services*
  • Library Services in the Digital Age (every Spring)
  • Linked Data (every summer)
  • Open Access (twice a year)
  • RDA (every Spring)
  • Scratch*
  • STEM in Libraries (at least once a year)
  • Subject Analysis (every Spring)
  • User Experience (at least once a year)

*at least once every two years